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Throughout his long and varied career, pioneer and visionary Ted Nelson investigated technical possibilities of all kinds.  He checked reader service cards from magazines in a wide variety of industries, unleashing torrents of further information on products, services and academic research. 

Companies large and small, ranging from large names like IBM and Burroughs to short-lived startups, sent their brochures, catalogs and flyers-- mailings from aerospace, engineering, print/publishing and many examples of documentation from the early days of computing.

After looking, Dr. Nelson threw these in cartons, which have survived by accident.

These items are now being scanned in and presented for browsing at the Internet Archive. Whether for nostalgia, reference or research, this collection gives deep insight into the self-image and language of many companies, as well as the visual style of many long-lost aspects of the 20th century's industries.

For more information on Ted and his many projects, visit: http://ted.hyperland.com/

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Personal Dynamic Media - Learning Research Group, Xerox 1976
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Topics: dynabook, smalltalk, interim, turtle, class, kids, animation, medium, turn, simulation, interim...
Kevin Savetz is the team lead of the Ted Nelson Junk Folders Project. He oversees the scanning of new material, as well as funding and hiring of staff to make things run. The project depends on donations to fund the hired scanning employee - roughly $80/day. Please contribute to k@savetz.com.
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The Recordak portable microfilmer - Recordak Corp.
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Topics: recordak, film, microfilming, microfilmer, portable, branches, eastman, kodak, documents, san,...
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Announcer: You are about to hear an address by Mr. Lee C. Diton, Chairman of the Board of the Macmillan Company, "The Role of the Leader in Managing Change." This recording has been especially processed using the Eltro Information Rate Changer Mark II. Mr. Diton originally delivered this address in exactly 12 minutes 25 seconds. It has been speeded by 50% so that its running time on this record is only 8 minutes 16 seconds, a saving of 33 and a third percent in listening time. Now...
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De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo & General Electric T64 aircraft brochure
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Topics: buffalo, fuel, payload, isa, weight, takeoff, havilland, distance, stol, engine, gross weight,...
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National Electronics Inc.: Readout Tubes Catalog
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Topics: readout, vdc, tube, cathode, electronics, pin, anode, voltage, tubes, internal, long life, readout...
Raytheon Datavue Tubes - A Complete Line of Side-View and End-View Indicator Tubes
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Topics: cathode, tubes, raytheon, voltage, anode, datavue, bias, current, indicator, numerical, cathode...
VersaLOGIC, digital system modules 200kc, 2mc, 8mc - Decision Control, Inc.
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Topics: versalogic, flip, nand, flop, logic, enable, series, gate, amplifier, system, flip flop, power...
Aviation Week & Space Technology, Aug 1 1966, reprint - Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp.
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Topics: aircraft, navy, atds, target, grumman, operators, hawk, strike, data, operator, strike aircraft,...
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Paratone screens, patterns, colors
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Topics: bold, futura, gothic, condensed, aaa, italic, bodoni, ultra, medium, alternate, alternate gothic,...
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MacPACS Series of software - Baseline Publishing Inc.
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Topics: inits, moose, program, backup, macintosh, system, multifinder, thunder, megabytes, color, system...
MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) Accounting Software for Macintosh, from Teleware
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Topics: inventory, invoices, accounting, auto, analysis, reports, purchase, journal, accounts, unlimited,...
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Computer Design Magazine - March 1970
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Topics: device, data, computer, arithmetic, system, instruction, memory, control, operator, devices, direct...
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The All-Purpose Versatile Multi-Use Compu-Binder With Price List
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Topics: posts, post, size, manila, unburst, covers, tag, threaded, pressboard, polyethylene, manila tag,...
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Hitachi 505 Analog Computer Brochure
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Topics: twx, phone, hitachi, brogan, analog, thorson, computer, brimberg, readout, san, company phone,...
Folding trays and adding machine mount - Hutton Business services
Topics: folding, hutton, tray, calculating, desk, storage, adding, trays, file, papers
Vibration Data Recorder, series 2000 - Data-Control Systems, Inc.
Topics: vibration, data, phase, oscillographs, wantthese, transducers, scription, channels, recorder, dat
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Solid State 1041/61 - Dura
MACOR machinable glass-ceramic - Corning 1977
Topics: machinable, astm, corning, machined, machining, glass, thermal, parts, ceramic, resistance, corning...
Graphical Communication and Control Languages, by L. G. Roberts - Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1964
Topics: graphical, blocks, block, display, list, class, structure, data, flow, element, list structure,...
Photocell punched tape readers and spoolers - Rheem Electronics
Topics: spooler, bidirectional, tape, reader, standard, spoolers, remex, rheem, watts, panel, rheem...
Member ballot for proposed amendments - SID, Society for Information Display 1969
Topics: display, committee, sid, archives, chapter, publications, klein, society, holds, member, archives...
Executrol, inkless recorder for administration - Meylan Stopwatch Corp. 1965
Topics: executrol, channel, stylus, executive, button, meylan, tool, management, record, stopwatch, channel...
DSR 1400 series digital stepping recorders - DDC, Digit-Data Corp.
Topics: tape, parity, stepping, reel, digital, rack, data, ibm, binary, longitudinal, high speed, computer...
Copy Mite no longer manufactured, letter - 3M, Duplicating Products Division 1967
Topics: products, minnesota, berg, duplicating, clarify, office, dividuals, cdidfany, elmsford, nish
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LOOK magazine subscription offer
Topics: newsstand, subscription, guarantee, mail, renewal, postage, des, issue, price, receive
Plan Hold FIling Systems - Plan Hold Corp.
Topics: catalog, plan, hold, cabinet, file, tube, stack, filing, files, roll, plan hold, stack roll, roll...
Thermo-Fax overhead projector - 3M
Topics: overhead, projector, communications, visual, presentations, canada, parency, jector, portable,...
Random access disc file type DF32 for PDP-8 & PDP-8/S - Digital Equipment Corp.
Topics: disc, address, data, flag, inches, memory, psec, parity, msec, clear, memory address, write lock,...
Custom tape duplicating service - Ampex 1975
Topics: roy, duplicating, tape, arnpex, ampex, coupon, elk, fabbrini, custom, audio, tape duplicating,...
LedgerPlus, company bookkeeper software - Microsource
Topics: ledgerplus, accounts, account, accum, receivable, ledger, totals, transaction, depr, balance,...
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MS meter line - Honeywell
Topics: scale, honeywell, meter, inch, meters, design, length, contours, dimensionally, tionally, scale...
Winegard Audio-Pix home TV and music outlet system
Topics: winegard, radio, antenna, almo, sply, ave, signals, outlet, outlets, boston, almo radio
Speediweb, demand printing - Moore Business Forms, Inc. 1980
Topics: speediweb, tractors, forms, moore, postage, printing, formset, milwaukee, realigning, necessar
NCR - Application Reference - Inquiry Control System - NCR 315
Topics: program, teletype, user, executive, inquiry, message, input, cram, buffer, output, user program,...
DMT Rugged disk drive product line description - Disk Memory Technology Inc. 1981
Topics: dmt, combines, controller, interface, disk, capacity, subsystem, multibus, tem, atr, combines dmt,...
Consumer Reports magazine subscription offer 1966
Topics: consumer, reports, ratings, models, automobile, brand, mount, magazine, nonprofit, tbe, consumer...
Clairex photoconductive cells - Clairex Corp.
Topics: light, cdse, cds, clairex, cells, photoconductive, spectral, color, response, sensitive, light...
Color-Sonics Theatre model 2600A - Projection Systems, Inc., Color-Sonics, Inc. 1966
Topics: film, cartridge, theatre, projection, automatic, loop, rewind, exclusive, reject, selector, memory...
Hardcover books from Beacon Press Spring 1967
Topics: paperback, hardcover, bookstore, edited, american, religion, beacon, history, guide, adult, adult...
HICOMSCAN data tablet digitizer, HDG Series - Hitachi
Topics: hicomscan, data, analysis, coordinate, input, readout, graphic, output, stylus, conversion
Norelco tape recorders, Continental 101
Topics: continental, tape, sound, recorder, recording, playback, norelco, quality, deluxe, tion, tape...
Soft-Ware for Idiiom - IDI, Information Displays, Inc.
Topics: idiiom, subroutine, fortran, system, memory, display, program, grid, subroutines, debugging, light...
Selectroslide, automation in projection - Spindler & Sauppe
Topics: selectroslide, remote, model, watt, slide, control, models, lenses, manual, equipped, remote...
Raytheon 520 Brochure from Raytheon Computer
Topics: raytheon, data, fortran, memory, analog, drum, systems, access, computer, multidevice, floating...
Unicom - UI-1003 read only memory
Topics: cycle, memory, logic, bloomfield, ttl, nanoseconds, rom, reliability, compatible, volt
SPC-8 general purpose computer - General Automation, Inc. 1968
Topics: register, data, interface, automation, transfer, skip, memory, serial, computer, system, system...
iSi Institute for Scientific Information - Eases scientists information problems. Provides convenient orderly access to literature.
Topics: citation, isi, scientific, science, literature, sci, journals, indexing, scientist, scientists,...
Xerox Corporation Creative Copying in Business Correspondence Brochure
Topics: xerox, copies, carbon, cost, xerocopies, copy, correspondence, copiers, form, letters, form...
FINDEX microcomputer with bubble memory 1980
Topics: findex, flndex, bubble, memory, disc, compiler, programs, cobol, magnetic, basic, bubble memory,...
Anets Cabinets - Brochure: built for the electronics industry. From compact consoles to complex control centers.
Topics: test, cup, open, flash, oil, printing, solvent, anchor, grease, closed, cup test, open cup,...
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Bell and Howell Cameras Catalog
Topics: lens, listed, features, zoom, asa, film, exposure, automatic, focusing, control, features listed,...
Delay lines - Computer Devices Corp. 1965
Topics: delay, delays, cps, size, impedance, variable, infinite, model, electrically, distributed,...
Access control security systems - Security Controls Inc. 1965
Topics: securiticard, security, key, systems, combinations, interlock, buttons, controls, maximum, entry,...
100 Typographic MasterWorks for your Macintosh - Digital Typeface Corp.
Topics: abcdefghijklmnopq, masterworks, type, typefaces, dtc, typeface, trademark, itc, macintosh, digital,...
Kay Electric Company - Catalog of various audio equipment
Topics: frequency, sweep, pulse, noise, marker, cps, markers, variable, oscillator, output, external...
KRS Stact Broadcaster system and applications
Topics: cartridge, tape, cue, krs, cartridges, electronics, playback, decks, visual, unit, tape cartridge,...
IBM 1440 data processing systems - IBM
Topics: disk, ibm, storage, data, magnetic, processing, program, stored, business, card, disk storage, data...
Nanomemory from Electronic Memories Inc
Topics: nanomemory, pulse, cycle, data, input, output, processor, memory, split, initiate, split cycle,...
Triumph and Kutrimmer paper cutters - Michael Lith Sales Corp.
Topics: cutting, knife, safety, paper, cutter, triumph, features, gauge, width, machine, paper cutter,...
"a lifeline to two men in space" - Ford Motor Company
Topics: center, controllers, gemini, mission, facts, heartbeats, flight, vital, control, lifeline, mission...
Muse makes databases sing, MacWEEK excerpt 1992
Topics: muse, data, workbook, occam, relational, databooks, databook, query, tool, script, relational...
Multiplexed FM data system with identical channel characteristics - Data-Control Systems Inc.
Topics: channel, deviation, bandwidth, percentage, channels, subcarrier, system, band, data, delay,...
r.f subminiature coaxial connectors - Sealectro
Topics: dimensions, connector, cable, crimping, frequency, connectors, conhex, mating, hex, mil, radio...
Time Share Peripherals - TSP-212 plotting system for time share users
Topics: plotting, ibm, plot, edp, honeywell, continuously, connecticut, peripherals, connects, routines,...
Information Pack: Xerox LDS Scanner and Printers (August 1964)
Topics: ldx, xerox, scanner, transmission, printer, documents, broadband, facsimile, coaxial, printers,...
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DailySatellite1966 09 14
Oceanographic Survey Recorders - Ocean Sonics Inc. (PAPER DAMAGED.)
Topics: transceiver, khz, recorder, sonar, alden, alfax, recording, oceanographic, osr, overload, paper...
TD 942 microfilm printer - Transdata
Topics: transdata, character, microfilm, characters, speed, cathode, electrographic, printer, high,...
Inforonics Editor I - High Speed Editing of Data on Perforated Tape
Topics: editing, tape, data, perforated, editor, errors, text, computer, processing, operator, perforated...
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IBM Book 07
Topics: program, svc, routine, control, supervision, storage, interruption, overlay, segment, routines,...
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IBM Book 05
Topics: file, fortran, unit, program, card, asgn, ibm, system, control, disk, logical file, tape unit,...
SEMS Core Memory Systems - Electronic Memories Inc.
Topics: current, switches, initiate, level, decode, binary, data, address, output, enable, cycle time,...
SSH2 Simultaneous sample & hold system - Raytheon Computer 1967
Topics: offset, analog, impedance, amplifiers, sample, input, hold, aperture, ohms, volts, current offset
SPC-16 industrial automation computer - General Automation Inc. 1970
Topics: data, program, memory, register, automation, system, computer, instruction, interrupt, registers,...